A narrow opening into which something else can be fitted. In computers, a slot (sometimes called an expansion slot) is a place to fit an expansion card containing circuitry that adds a specific capability, such as video acceleration or disk drive control. Most desktop computers have one or more slots.
In ornithology, a narrow notch between the tips of the primaries of certain birds, which during flight helps to maintain a flow of air over the wings. Also used as a term for the job or position of chief copy editor at a newspaper: He has the slot, so we all have to work overtime.
Playing slot games doesn’t require the same level of skill or instincts as other casino table games such as blackjack or poker. But understanding how the odds vary from one slot to the next can help you make smart decisions about how much money you should wager and which games you should choose to play.